12-12-2012 05:32 PM
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  1. Matt Moore's Avatar
    I have a working but somewhat problematic HTC Thunderbolt. I would get the HTC DNA but the lack of additional storage eliminates it for me. The Note 2 is compelling but too big for me.

    If you had a upgrade available, a working phone, would you buy the S3 now or wait knowing that it might be Feb, March, April before the S4 or another device that is considered cutting edge?

    Thanks
    Matt
    12-06-2012 12:10 PM
  2. worwig's Avatar
    I had an HTC Thunderbolt and moved to the 32gb S3. I would do it again without a second thought.

    I used to seriously dislike Samsung because of issues I had with past Samsung devices. I didn't really hate my Thunderbolt, but it had issues. I was reluctance to switch to Samsung, but HTC didn't really have anything on Verizon worth considering. But my S3 has had few things to complain about. It generally just works well. Sort of boring in fact because I haven't wanted to experiment with alternate roms, because the stock rom works so well.
    12-06-2012 12:19 PM
  3. makaroni's Avatar
    I had an HTC Thunderbolt and moved to the 32gb S3. I would do it again without a second thought.

    I used to seriously dislike Samsung because of issues I had with past Samsung devices. I didn't really hate my Thunderbolt, but it had issues. I was reluctance to switch to Samsung, but HTC didn't really have anything on Verizon worth considering. But my S3 has had few things to complain about. It generally just works well. Sort of boring in fact because I haven't wanted to experiment with alternate roms, because the stock rom works so well.
    Ditto

    My GS3 sleeps in the bed and my girlfriend sleeps on the couch.
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    12-06-2012 12:24 PM
  4. HalizDad's Avatar
    I'd buy it again. If not this, then the Note 2. Personally, I got sick of Sense on the HTC's, and it seems to take up a lot more resources than TW. Of course, 2GB of RAM makes a world of difference. Either way, I use Nova Launcher, so I don't see TW.
    paintdrinkingpete likes this.
    12-06-2012 01:10 PM
  5. Sting32's Avatar
    (yes but still has to be under $150)

    I came from the droid3, I liked the keyboard but seldom needed it... I like 2 main things, although money was a factor I wanted the NOTE 2 instead, but dont have the $$$...
    I like removable easily changed battery. I camp and can have a battery charged and in my bag when I am not close to any electricity... Plus, I live in out-lying area, weak signals cause phone to go dead sooner than for some. This has the same reception for me on VZW as my droid if that matter.

    I got the 16g version black friday at samsclub, for really cheap (97 CENTS). then added already owned 16gig card, and I am happy as heck!

    But, VZW holding out on updates, ticks me off to almost never buying anything again...
    12-06-2012 01:18 PM
  6. Wnrgway's Avatar
    While I might consider the Droid DNA if I was in the market now, I'd have concerns over its battery life. I haven't read how it stacks up to the GS3, but I'd have to imagine that it wouldn't last as long. It's also larger than the S3 and the Samsung phone was about as big as I wanted to go.

    So, yes I think I would probably get the S3 again. I don't see any other available phone being a big leap from its capabilities in the near future.
    12-06-2012 01:18 PM
  7. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I have a working but somewhat problematic HTC Thunderbolt. I would get the HTC DNA but the lack of additional storage eliminates it for me. The Note 2 is compelling but too big for me.

    If you had a upgrade available, a working phone, would you buy the S3 now or wait knowing that it might be Feb, March, April before the S4 or another device that is considered cutting edge?

    Thanks
    Matt
    If had to get a Verizon phone right now, I'd definitely get the S3. For everything that looks great about the DNA, there are too many things I don't like (non-removable battery, storage), to put it ahead of the S3. I'd consider the Note 2 for sure, but in the end, that really is too big for what I'd want to carry around all the time.

    I had an HTC Thunderbolt and moved to the 32gb S3. I would do it again without a second thought.

    I used to seriously dislike Samsung because of issues I had with past Samsung devices. I didn't really hate my Thunderbolt, but it had issues. I was reluctance to switch to Samsung, but HTC didn't really have anything on Verizon worth considering. But my S3 has had few things to complain about. It generally just works well. Sort of boring in fact because I haven't wanted to experiment with alternate roms, because the stock rom works so well.
    I'd buy it again. If not this, then the Note 2. Personally, I got sick of Sense on the HTC's, and it seems to take up a lot more resources than TW. Of course, 2GB of RAM makes a world of difference. Either way, I use Nova Launcher, so I don't see TW.
    I really can't add anything to these comments -- they both sum up pretty much how I feel about it as well.

    Not too long ago, I wouldn't have believed I would choosing a Samsung TW device over an HTC Sense device...but here we are.
    12-06-2012 01:51 PM
  8. Matt Moore's Avatar
    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the responses, I would go for the DNA but with what I store on my HTC TB, I would be left with only 3 or 4 GB. Not enough to last another 1.5-2 years.
    12-06-2012 01:58 PM
  9. mesocyclonic's Avatar
    I'd get it again in a heartbeat. The S3 is such a great phone. Only thing is that if I were getting it now, I'd be sure to find a good deal since it's been out for almost 6 months, which is an eternity in smartphone time.
    12-06-2012 04:15 PM
  10. blaze5's Avatar
    I wanted the s3 when it released but money was tight and I wasn't eligible for an upgrade well yesterday I went with my wife to best buy and asked the store clerk what did he recommended and all the workers said the s3 and I was shocked because android phones usually go out of style fast and now 5 months later its still the Phone to get Samsung did a good job on this phone I ended up with the note 2 but the s3 is still the android king
    12-06-2012 04:34 PM
  11. jmalucci's Avatar
    I had a bolt up till about a week ago. Don't get me wrong I liked my bolt, what I did not like was all the lies from HTC/Big Red but I digress. I love my s3 one of the best phones I have had so far.
    12-06-2012 05:05 PM
  12. rvhighway's Avatar
    If I were doing it today, I would give great consideration to the Note2. However, you said that model was not in the running. In that case, I can think of nothing other than the S3.

    I also had the T'Bolt for a little over a year, but I switched to the S3 shortly after it came out. Would I do it again? The answer is, Yes . . . without question. It's good in stock form and is even better unlocked, rooted and running a ROM (Synergy Jelly Bean).

    One thing you'll notice over the T'Bolt is the battery life improvement. It's becomes an even greater difference when running a ROM. It's like night and day with the S3.

    You'll also like the improved performance. I didn't happen to find the T'Bolt too bad, but now that I've been on the S3 running JB, the smoothness and responsiveness is without compare. You'll like the change.

    One thing you won't like is the bloatware. Of course, you have that with the T'Bolt. However, there's some Samsung junk that's just as annoying - especially that useless S-Voice. If you ROM it, you can get rid of the junk you don't want and install Google Now to replace S-Voice. It's been ported over to ICS and it obviously runs on the JB ROMs. It's far superior to S-Voice and you should find it useful.
    12-06-2012 06:34 PM
  13. Bond32's Avatar
    No way man! The DNA is the king of all in my opinion.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    12-06-2012 07:24 PM
  14. Matt Moore's Avatar
    I decided on the S3. Replying from it now. Got it at best buy for 99. It is a huge upgrade. Thanks everyone
    12-06-2012 07:30 PM
  15. blaze5's Avatar
    No way man! The DNA is the king of all in my opinion.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    I would agree if it had more storage the s3 is the most complete phone imo
    12-06-2012 07:39 PM
  16. scott32746's Avatar
    Yes or N2

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    12-06-2012 07:47 PM
  17. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Most definitely!

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 10.1
    12-06-2012 07:49 PM
  18. Bond32's Avatar
    I would agree if it had more storage the s3 is the most complete phone imo
    A year ago I would have said the same but now I use cloud storage anyway.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    12-06-2012 08:31 PM
  19. japetty's Avatar
    Yes, I would buy again and I had to pay full price
    12-06-2012 08:35 PM
  20. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I have a working but somewhat problematic HTC Thunderbolt. I would get the HTC DNA but the lack of additional storage eliminates it for me. The Note 2 is compelling but too big for me.

    If you had a upgrade available, a working phone, would you buy the S3 now or wait knowing that it might be Feb, March, April before the S4 or another device that is considered cutting edge?

    Thanks
    Matt
    I'd get the note 2 but since you said it's too big, the. Gs3

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    12-06-2012 09:03 PM
  21. RunSilent23's Avatar
    Without question, I would buy it again today. The Note 2 is too big and I haven't found anything on the GS3 that disappoints me.
    12-06-2012 10:22 PM
  22. Kage87Z's Avatar
    I jumped from a dying TBolt (That stuff was just wierd. Every day, a different system quit... kinda like it was becoming a zombie phone) and a few weeks ago I pole vaulted to my S3 (rooted now, with a JB Rom) and I'd do that EVERY day...and twice on Sunday.
    12-07-2012 03:02 AM
  23. XChrisX's Avatar
    I left the iPhone for an S3, and really thought this would be an adventure, and one heck of a ride. With that being said, this has been one easy transition, and I wouldn't think twice about getting the S3 again.
    The Hustleman likes this.
    12-07-2012 07:57 AM
  24. duddy23b's Avatar
    Without hesitation I would but one again, during short life time I've lived I had about two dozen different phones, BB,I-phones, etc. but so far this phones has fewer weak points than any other phone I had yer sir reee! would buy again!
    12-08-2012 09:00 AM
  25. rexxman's Avatar
    Yep! Now, if there was a 32gb Note2?

    Blue 32gb Galaxy S3
    12-08-2012 09:19 AM
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